Saturday, Jan. 5
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse welcomes back for the third time, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named the 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album “Cold Spell” earned a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there.
Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford – the 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year – award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills soon to be featured once again on their new album, “If You Can’t Stand the Heat,” which is slated to drop on January 25, 2019. Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides live on stage with jazz virtuosity, creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.
“If Tim O’Brien and Alison Brown ever had a love child, it might just be Frank Solivan. This newgrass/bluegrass foursome spirals through skin-tight banjo picking, razor-sharp mandolin and jazz-tinged concentric circles – all with a degree of control that balances technical precision and improvisational virtuosity.” — Siobhan Long, Irish Times.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located at the UU Church (326 Main St., Wakefield). Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7:30. Admission for this show is $20 for adults and $10 for students aged eight to 17. Sure to be a sold out performance – reservations are recommended. Call 781-246-2836 or visit www.lindentreecoffeehouse.org. Homemade baked goods and hot and cold beverages will be sold prior to the show and during intermission.